Posts Categorized: Culture

Pokémon Go could be released by the end of July, Go Plus accessory to cost $35

June 15, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

We already know a good amount about Pokémon Go — the crazy, augmented reality Pokémon game for iOS/Android built by the team behind Ingress. Hell, Techcrunch’s Greg Kumparak has played it! But one thing is still a mystery: the release date. The company has been super quiet about the launch timing, but it seems some details… Read more »

Nameless.tv tries to bring that live TV thrill to online video

June 13, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Video

Nameless.tv is bringing some of the communal feeling of watching regular TV — you know, the sense that people are watching along with you – to the experience of streaming online videos. “Watching videos alone is boring,” argued CEO Kareem Rahma. The New York-based startup was previously known as NYC.TV, and it was supposed to recapture the… Read more »

Facebook unlocks tilt-viewing of your panoramas with “360 Photos”

June 10, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

No more frustrating zoom-in/zoom-out. Facebook finally made a modern way to view panoramas and VR photos with your phone. Its new feature “360 Photos” rolls out tomorrow on iOS, Android, web, and Gear VR, and it will democratize creation of 360 and VR content. You can see Mark Zuckerberg’s example here from the top of One World Trade Center…. Read more »

Periscope Now Saves Broadcasts — And Streams From Your Drone

June 2, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Music, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

If you want to know what’s really cool right now, go to a concert. Any concert. Once you get there, don’t look at the musicians. Watch the smartphone screens everyone throws up in the air as soon as the headliner appears. Look at the apps they run. Some people boot up the camera. Others choose Instagram or Snapchat. But… Read more »

Dive head-first into the cosmos with SpaceVR

April 29, 2016   |   filed under Conversation, Culture, Participation, Technology, Video

One of the major promises of virtual reality is the ability to find yourself transported to exotic locations. Nothing is quite so exotic as the final frontier. SpaceVR wants to launch high-definition 360-degree cameras into space so that users can experience the majesty of the cosmos on their virtual reality headsets. The small 5-person company just… Read more »

Your Phone’s Next Superpower? Putting Awesome VR in Your Pocket

April 25, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

For all the attention lavished upon the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and Magic Leap, most people will experience the wonder of VR with the same device they use to send a text and summon a car. It’s all going to be on your phone. “While mobile VR may not trump PC-based VR gaming,” says Nick DiCarlo, Samsung’s head of immersive… Read more »

Rapchat Makes Me The Rapper I Always Knew I Was

April 7, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Music, Social Media, Technology, Video

  Rapchat, an app that allows the user to pick a beat, rap, and easily share, is taking over.  Once the rap is created,  others may comment, and  “like”, which has the potential to send the Rapchat artist to trend on the charts.  The raps can be shared internally on Rapchat, or on other social platforms including… Read more »

This New App Lets You Express Your Feelings With Video Memes, Not GIFs

April 6, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

  “A Video Meme App”, allows the user to select a short video clip from over 5,000 clips, and add their own caption, making for more fun, interactive conversation. They can then share their video clips to iMessage, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, Slack, GroupMe, among many more.  It is available (for free) in the app store…. Read more »

VR as a Social Tool – Not just an Escape

April 4, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology

The world of VR is moving closer to integration into our own everyday, and although it may seem scary to a good deal of us, it’s not necessarily something to be afraid of. VR’s immersive potential is, of course, its most compelling feature. However, total immersion can also be isolating—not just for the person in the headset,… Read more »

Mission 360 is a VOD platform for Yoga, Meditation, Fitness Classes

March 31, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Mission 360 is a fitness platform, offering video workouts which include fitness courses, yoga, meditation, and pilates.  Additionally, users can set up workouts with virtual, trained coaches/ professionals. The cost varies between $30 – $250, depending on the length of the session and the professional experience of one’s coach.  The professionals include crystal healers, nutritionists,… Read more »